Quotation by Gustave Flaubert

What I would like to write is a book about nothing, a book without exterior attachments, which would be held together by the inner force of its style, as the earth without support is held in the air—a book that would have almost no subject or at least in which the subject would be almost invisible.
Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880), French novelist. Correspondance, letter, Jan. 16, 1852, to Louise Colet (1926).

While writing Madame Bovary.
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